Planet Pod's Podcast
Time to call time on lead in shot - it's a no brainer!
We banned it from paint petrol and pipes but allow it to enter the human food chain - find out why it's time to ban lead shot. Sacha Dench joins Dr Julia Newth from WWT, John Gregson from Waitrose and Dr Niels Kanstrup from Danish Hunters Association on the eve of an historic EU vote to finally ban the use of lead in shot and so stop the annual killing of 1million wild birds in Europe and the dumping of 20,000 tons of poisonous lead shot across the fields on England. Hunters and conservationists are joining forces to put pressure on ammunition manufacturers and the government to implement a ban and use a safe alternative.
Code Red for Humanity
We are launching our Autumn podcast series "Climate on Your Doorstep" with an exploration of AR6, the most sobering IPCC report yet, and what it means for the UK's weather. This Sixth Assessment Report is the first major review of the science of climate change since 2013. In the run up to COP26 we spoke to Dr Chris White, Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health at the University of Strathclyde and Dr Lizzie Kendon of the Met Office about why this report is different, the effect climate change will have on the UK's weather in the near future and what we can do about it.
Bird's Eye View of the Green Revolution
Planet Pod catches up with the inspirationalSacha Dench– aka the Human Swan –as she takes to the skies for an amazing 3000 miles coastalcircumnavigation of Britain. For this extraordinary flight Sacha has decarbonised - her paramotor is now electric and during recharging stops she is gathering stories from people on the ground who are devising innovative solutions to the climatecrisis.Join Amanda and Jim for this last episode of Planet Pod before the summer break. Happy Holidays everyone!Links:www.climatechallenge.livewww.count-us-in.orgThis episode is supported by global law firm Eversheds Sutherland.
National Parks SOS
Our National Parks are in crisis - just when we need them most to help us tackle the climate emergency, boost nature recovery and biodiversity.Rewilding Britain has called for 10% of the parks to rewild but can they or will they? Who owns our parks? Not the nation but private landowners. Are they listening? We talkto Guy Shrubsole, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator at Rewilding Britain (author of Who Owns England?) and Anita Konrad, CEO of The Campaign for National Parks.